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Mike Nardi

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Linden, N.J.

High School:
St. Patrick's

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 170

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
01/30/1985

Experience:
3L

01/29/2007

Villanova vs. #7 Pittsburgh

Villanova vs. #7 Pittsburgh

11/20/2006

MBB vs. Iowa

Villanova 89, Iowa 60 - November 20, 2006 (photos courtesy of Associated Press)

VILLANOVA

Highly skilled guard who brings great experience to the backcourt ... His energy is a key at the top of Villanova's defense ... Expected to see more time at point guard after spending most of 2005-06 off the ball ... Can shoot the ball with range beyond the 3-point arc.

2005-06: Second Team All-Big 5 Selection ... Started 29 of 31 games played ... Ranks fourth on the team in scoring with 10.4 points per contest ... Averaging 28.2 minutes per game ... Stands third on the squad with 62 assists ... Leads the team in three-point shooting with a .381 percentage (77-of-192) from behind the arc ... Had three points and three assists in 10 minutes of NCAA second round victory over Arizona on Mar. 19 ... Contributed three points, three rebounds and one assist in 23 minutes during 58-45 NCAA first round victory over Monmouth on Mar. 17 ... Scored 12 points, all triples, and had one block in 29 minutes against Rutgers on Mar. 9 ... Made four three-pointers and pulled down a season-high six rebounds in a 92-82 victory over Syracuse on March 5 ... Scored 14 points against Connecticut on Feb. 26 ... Made four three-pointers ... Contributed 11 points and two assists against Georgetown on Feb. 19 ... Returned to the floor after a two-game absence caused by illness to drain a 3-point goal that put VU into the lead for good in a 69-64 win over No. 1 UConn on Feb. 13 ... Tonsillitis caused him to miss games against Saint Joseph's and DePaul in early February ... His 20 points on his 21st birthday on Jan. 30 helped spark the `Cats to a 79-73 win over Louisville ... Poured in 22 points in a seaon-high 39 minutes in a 72-70 win at Notre Dame on Jan. 28 ... Added a season-high seven assists to go with 10 points and stellar defense on Gerry McNamara (one field goal) to help VU defeat Syracuse 80-65 on Jan. 21 ... Recorded a season-high 23 points on 7-of-8 shooting from beyond the 3-point arc in a 91-87 loss to West Virginia on Jan. 8 ... Contributed 17 points, three rebounds and two assists to help spark a 75-53 win at Temple on Dec. 31 ... Produced 14 points and four rebounds in a 62-55 win over Penn on Dec. 13 ... Tied a career high with six 3-point goals on his way to 18 points in a win over Rider on Nov. 30 ... Scored 14 points and connected on 4-of-6 from beyond the 3-point arc in an 84-47 win over Lehigh on Nov. 27 ... Contributed 13 points, three assists and one steal in 27 minutes of Villanova's 78-35 win over Stony Brook on Nov. 18.

2004-05: Averaged 33.2 mpg and led the club in assists (3.6 apg) despite missing two full games with a sprained ankle ... Named second team All-Philadelphia Big Five ... Scored 15 points in Villanova's first round NCAA Tournament victory over New Mexico in Nashville, Tenn. .. Dished out five assists without a turnover in 78-76 loss to West Virginia in Big East Tournament ... Returned to the starting lineup on March 5 at St. John's ... Played nine minutes off the bench in his first action since spraining his ankle against Seton Hall on March 2 ... Sprained his right ankle in practice on Feb. 21 and sat out the `Cats 76-70 win over Boston College on Feb. 23 ... Set a new career high with five steals to go with 10 points, five rebounds and three assists in a 66-52 win at Seton Hall on Feb. 17 ... Drained four triples on his way to 14 points in an 89-51 win over Bucknell on Feb. 15 ... Established a new career-high with six 3-point field goals on his way to 20 points in an 81-76 loss at UConn on Feb. 2 ... Chipped in with 11 points, three rebounds and three steals in 83-62 win over Kansas on Jan. 22 ... Contributed 12 points, four rebounds and four assists in a 67-66 loss at Boston College on Jan. 19 ... Scored 12 points and added four assists in a 66-64 loss to Georgetown on Jan. 15 ... Notched a season-high 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting from the floor in an 84-46 win over West Virginia on Jan. 5 ... Converted 4-of-8 3-point field goal attempts ... Scored eight points, including 2-of-4 from 3-point territory in an 81-62 win over Middle Tennessee State ... It marked the first time in his college career Nardi was not in the starting lineup, though he played 33 minutes ... Added eight assists to go with just two turnovers in an 86-72 win over Albany on Dec. 22 ... Chipped in with 10 points, four rebounds, three assists and zero turnovers in a 70-50 win over Monmouth on Dec. 7 ... Played 39 minutes in the loss to Temple, finishing with five points, five rebounds and three assists ... Delivered 10 assists with only one turnover in a 66-41 victory over UMBC on Nov. 23 at the Pavilion ... He also contributed two points and a steal in 35 minutes.

2003-04: Named to the Big East All-Rookie team for his efforts in directing Villanova's attack ... The only Wildcat to start all 35 games, he averaged 32.4 mpg ... Only Allan Ray saw more action among VU players ... His 130 assists (3.7 apg) were the second most ever recorded by a Villanova freshman, trailing Kenny Wilson (145) ... Produced 14 points in 37 minutes of VU's 73-63 win over Virginia in second round NIT action on March 20 ... His 3-point field goal with 53 seconds left in regulation helped lift Villanova past Providence 69-66 in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals on March 11 ... He ended that night with 11 points, seven assists and only one turnover ... With three assists at Pittsburgh on March 6, he moved past Rory Sparrow into second place on VU's all-time freshman assist list ... A missed free throw on Feb. 5 at Georgetown snapped a string of consecutive made free throws at 30 ... Led the club in scoring with 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the field in a 74-67 loss to No. 2 Saint Joseph's on Feb. 2 ... Chipped in with 10 points and three assists in a 73-58 win over West Virginia on Jan. 31 ... Named Big East Rookie of the Week on Jan. 19 after sparking the `Cats with 23 points and eight assists in an 85-74 win over St. John's a day earlier ... Generated a career high 24 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the floor in a 92-89 win at Boston College on Jan. 14 ... Enjoyed a strong game on Jan. 10, scoring 15 points and adding four assists against Notre Dame despite suffering a cut chin that required stitches ... Recorded 16 points, three boards and three assists in 38 minutes of action at Kansas on Jan. 2 ... Rebounded from a tough outing against La Salle on Dec. 6 with a 20 point, 7-of-9 shooting, effort on Dec. 9 at Pennsylvania in a 73-63 victory ... Scored four of VU's six overtime points in a 53-51 win over Santa Clara at the Maui Invitational on Nov. 25 ... Contributed 19 points and 13 assists at the University of Redlands on Nov. 22 ... Opened his college career with 11 points, seven assists and only two turnovers at Temple on Nov. 21.

ST. PATRICK'S HIGH SCHOOL

Named New Jersey High School Player of the Year by the Newark Star Ledger ... Led St. Pat's to the state championship at Continental Airlines Arena ... St. Pat's, coached by Kevin Boyle, defeated Camden Catholic 61-38 in the Tournament of Champions Final ... Rebounded with a strong senior season after missing most of his junior campaign with a broken foot.

PERSONAL

Was born just three months prior to Villanova's only NCAA championship on Jan. 30, 1985 ... Parents are Scott and Sheila Surma ... Was class valedictorian as a freshman and sophomore in high school and ranked No. 3 scholastically in his graduating class.

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